Design

  • Christmas Experiments: Advent Calendar of Open Web Technologies

    I don’t know how I could have missed this great project during the last two years. Invented in November of 2012, this project has grown to become a more than noteworthy exhibition of what open web technologies are able to do today, when used by skilled people. Christmas Experiments is not only an impressive collection of 24 outstanding works but also the best argument for lifelong learning. See what you can do when you commit yourself to staying up to date. Your clients will pay you with full hands, as if you were worth your weight in gold. Well, the latter might be a slight exaggeration. Look at these masterpieces, however, and see how much room for improvement you still got…



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  • Best of SVG 2014: Icons, Tools and Resources

    With mobile devices taking over the world, so to speak, new technology for making websites and apps look pretty on mobile devices continues to emerge and evolve. One of those awesome mobile technologies to arrive on the scene in recent years is that of SVG or Scalable Vector Graphics. SVG takes vectors a step further beyond just a scalable image. In fact, an SVG is actually XML-based, meaning that an SVG and its behaviors are definable for interaction and animation using CSS and/or Javascript.



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  • With and Without JS: SVG Loader and SVG Morpheus Beautify Your (Web) App

    If you are into designing for multiple resolutions, SVG is the best option to turn to as far as the use of graphics is concerned. These small vector files can be scaled up and down as you like it without sacrificing quality. And with the two tools I am about to introduce you to, SVG will even move…



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  • Put Straight! 8 Amazing Sites Created With: Webydo, a Code-free Platform for Professional Designers

    Tools are what drives the web design industry. I do know a handful of people who honestly tell me they design each and every site using just their vi: or Notepad Plus. But I know hundreds of people who embrace modern tools to get their work done without sacrificing quality. In a new series here at Noupe we’ll be taking a look at the various solutions available for those designers who don’t hide behind ideological walls and are open to evolve. These solutions have come along a way from the Geocities of the Nineties to the online design platforms some of them are today. They are no longer an overly simplistic way of getting sites online without even the slightest knowledge. Instead they have become elaborate, feature-rich design tools in their own right. Our little series will focus on sites created with the online branch of web design software. We will takle a look at how they look and how functional and modern and state of the art they are. We start with Webydo, the code-free online web design platform for professional designers.



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  • Homepage Builder Squarespace 7: The Revolution Will Be Televised

    Squarespace is one of the leading brands in the online website design business. They don’t solely aim at end customers but also target designers, developers and their agencies. Squarespace is not a newcomer, but more a veteran in its field. With the experience of ten years of online site design behind them, they have now come up with their most radical innovation ever: Squarespace 7 is a completely new user interface atop the underlying powerful content management system. And it is safe to say that this new interface is able to redefine the way websites are built online.



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  • 900dpi: Hey Designer, Add a CMS to Any Website Easily!

    Designers like lots of things, but first and foremost they like their freedom to design whatever they want in whichever way they see fit. That’s one of the reasons why homepage builders are not an option in most cases. They all limit in one way or another, though their compromises tend to get better and better. If you are more the traditional designer type, or are coding in Sublime or Coda or another tool of your choice, you’ll definitely have missed CMS functionality more than once. Before you think about putting your design on top of a full-fledged CMS, take a look at 900dpi, a fresh and innovative service created by a small, enthusiastic team from the United States.



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  • Retro Textpress for Illustrator: 20 Great Retro Text Effects Bargained Away

    You know and (most likely) love the concept of one-click purchasing. This is a convenient way of buying something, isn’t it? Imagine the same principle ported to design work. One click and your plain text layout looks great. This is exactly what today’s Deal of the Week will bring you. Apply a plethora of retro text effects to even the most common (and boring) fonts and see the magic happen.



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  • Top Tools and Resources for Hybrid App Development

    Do you remember when apps first appeared for smart phones? The TV commercial for the iPhone 3G’s tag-line, “There’s an app for that,” made it seem like there was an app for anything you’d ever want. It may not have been true at the time, but it certainly is now, especially with the emergence of hybrid app development in the past few years.



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  • Sheer Madness: InkyDeals Bargains Away Thousands of Design Resources Worth Over 31,000 for 99 Dollars

    Sometimes we stumble upon offers that sound too good to be true. That’s also what our whole editorial office thought when we encountered InkyDeals’ "Colossal Birthday Bundle". To clarify whether this was most likely just a simple typo we contacted InkyDeals and asked them. No, did they assure us, this is not an error. We are totally serious about this. We really bargain away more than 40 GB of recent resources for the laughable price of under a hundred dollars. We do this to celebrate our third birthday. This is enough reason, isn’t it?! Okay, I answered. Then this is what I am going to tell our readers. But, don’t expect them to believe that…



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  • JotForm Runs the Web Form Design Awards – Create a Great Form Design and Win 7,500 Dollars

    JotForm, form renovators from sunny California, are taking off. Having been a major player in the form builder business for quite a while now, they decided to add broader design support to their product. And came up with a new tool called "Form Designer". This tool is just grand. As you’d rightfully expect from your favorite WYSIWYG builder Form Designer is completely intuitive to use, speeding up your workflow and improving your results. Whether you like to code CSS by hand or like to stick with pre-made design elements, Form Designer is there for you. To get Form Designer into the minds of the members of the design community they decided to host a contest with a grand prize of 7,500 dollars for the overall winner and smaller prizes in several categories. In need of Christmas money? Show off your skills and win the contest…



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